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Puzzle time: what kind of radio is this?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Dec 30, 2005.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL
    Looks like it has a set of rifle sights.

    Some sort of target designator?
     
  3. Frank Exchange Of Views

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    The ARES folding submachine gun - is this the one that showed up in Robocop 2?
     
  4. thereisnospoon

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    007 Type Radio

    Looks to me as though that there is a fold up rifle designed to look like a radio, possibly something designed during WWII to get to the "resistance"?

    Whatever it is, you can see the chamber(s) in the last picture with the "antennae" removed.
     
  5. Oleg Volk

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    You are correct, I think one of eight made.
     
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  6. Frank Exchange Of Views

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    These are some of the clearest photographs I have seen of this, the others never seemed to reproduce well in publications.

    The workmanship looks nicer than I would have thought, did you get to shoot it too or just handle and take pictures?
     
  7. Oleg Volk

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    Didn't get to shoot it. Larger images and I have larger images yet on my PC.
     
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    is it an AOW or a pistol or what?
     
  9. Oleg Volk

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    It is a submachine gun. It uses an Uzi bolt, ratchet safety and magazine.
     
  10. Frank Exchange Of Views

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    Very neat - I see now in the photo's that the maker was Dave Boatman, I didn't realize that the ARES gun had been made by other manufacturers besides ARES and I think Pearl in New Mexico. If you can share any of its specific history that would be appreciated.
     
  11. Oleg Volk

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    Kevin Brittngham would be the guy to ask -- he knows more about that item than I do. It is a part of his collection.
     
  12. Frank Exchange Of Views

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    Thank you - I may do that.
     
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    Oleg - neat. Sure have never seen one of those...
     
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    As a radio HAM and shooter I love it !!
     
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    mmm...me want....mmm....
     
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    So it really is some sort of Boom Box, just like I thought!

    :D
     
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    Nifty! Just for G&G, how well does it work?
     
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    Yes a very compact ghetto blaster:evil: . To bad there isn't a legal (or inexpensive) way to own one if you're a non-LEO. The closest thing to it is Kel-Tec's Sub Rifles.

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    Is that antena actually supposed to fool anyone?

    Or is it actually a tactical, extendable baton, for riot control purposes? I remember my brother whacked me across the ass with one of those old radio antenas once and I was sore for weeks.
     
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    Oleg, out of sheer curiosity, I would be interested to know what camera and lighting setup you use for these pictures. I am a semi-amateur digital photographer, primarily using a Canon 20D these days. I really admire your lighting on your photographs; usually the hardest part of getting a good picture.
     
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    Canon 10D, 50mm lens, couple of flashes (one reflected from the ceiling, one in a small softbox -- the lighting gear wasn't mine, so I only noticed they were Photogenic brand).
     
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    Terrific pictures Oleg.

    Glue a couple of knobs (or better yet, drill a hole and make them rotate) and a fake speaker on it.
     
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    It's a Decepticon!

    Who was the radio/tape player that popped transforming tapes from his chest? Shockwave?

    Best,
    John Bear Ross
     
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    Well, with today's tech, you could put in a real working radio, and keep the gun functional.
     
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    Another example of packaging genius at work—or play, as the case may be.
     
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